It’s warming up in my neck of the woods and I’m spending all sorts of time in my backyard. In just a few short weeks I am confident we can enjoy dinner outside again! However, if you are like me, your backyard may have taken a beating over the winter. If that is the case, one of these DIY backyard projects should help you liven things up just a little bit. Keep reading below for more!
DIY Backyard Projects Easy
One Weekend DIYs
If you only have 48 hours (or basically, the length of a weekend) to get your backyard project built and completed, this article is perfect for you! There, you will find 15 of my favorite two-day DIY projects. Read it here.
Just Add Seating
Another easy backyard project is to just add a great spot for entertaining! All you need is plenty of seating, a rug (you can use a throw rug, or just paint one on your patio, instead), and a DIY fire pit. Even better, you can make furniture out of old pallets.
DIY Backyard Projects: Cool Ideas
DIY Fire Pits
Use this tutorial from Bless My Weeds to make your own DIY fire pit for your backyard. There are 10 incredible ones to choose from, and each is just as easy to create as the last. Think of all the fun you can have in your backyard now?
Make Your Own Bench
Remember the idea above about how adding seating is the easiest way to liven up a boring backyard? Well, guess what? You can make your own seating (well, a bench anyway) if you use this tutorial from yours truly. There are tons of great ideas in there!
DIY Backyard Projects: Cheap
If you plan to party into the late evening hours in your backyard this summer, you’re probably going to need plenty of lighting! But if there’s one thing that I know it’s that lighting can make or break a space. Learn how to make it the most visually appealing part of your backyard with my great Globe Bulb DIY project. Find the tutorial here.
If globe lighting isn’t quite your thing, I do have tons of other great DIY backyard lighting options. In fact, here’s a list with 20 more!
DIY Backyard Projects: How To Build
Looking for an easy way to upgrade your backyard using tools and materials that you probably have at home? Check out this article for more! I listed out several of my favorite backyard upgrade ideas as well as how to implement them into your own home.
Additionally, check out this write up for 19 of the best backyard hacks. The article is full of different ways that you can liven up your space and make it look great for entertaining or whatever you had in mind.
DIY Backyard Projects: Gardening Tips
Try Companion Planting
Keep your yard great and keep your vegetables thriving by companion planting. Companion planting pairs up veggies that do well growing one another and they work to repel pests and disease from one another. I have an entire article about it here.
If you’ve always dreamed of having your own vegetable garden but don’t quite have the space, try growing ornamental edibles in your garden. They look like elaborate flowers and plants, but all of them are actually edible. Pretty neat, right?e more about growing them at home here.